Last updated: 25/1/2019

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To provide support to young mothers; persons caring for elderly people; and those on temporary employment or who have lost their job due to illness or other reasons 

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Start date
2006
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Conditionalities (if any)
Those who receive the allowance due to unemployment issues are required to find employment based on the list/requests from Community Affairs Division
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Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Self-Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
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Target groups
Working-age population
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Eligibility criteria
Applicant must be of Niuean descent or a permanent resident, and fit into one of the following groups: young mothers; caregivers of elderly persons; or persons who cannot work or who have lost their jobs
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Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
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Amount of benefits
NZD100 to NZD150 are paid every two weeks. Exceptional cases may be granted NZD300, pending cabinet approval
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Payment/delivery frequency
Every two weeks
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Benefit delivery mechanism
Bank transfer
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Benefit recipients
Beneficiaries themselves
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Six months. Those on full-time employment or who leave the country cease to receive the allowance
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Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The Community Affairs Division monitors those that are working. Once they get full-time then the allowance is ceased
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